Study: Screening For Developmental Delays In Hispanic Kids Should Be Improved.

HealthDay (9/14, Dotinga) reports, “New research suggests that Hispanic children with developmental delays often are undiagnosed, and both Hispanic and non-Hispanic kids who are diagnosed with developmental delays often actually have autism.” Investigators looked at data on more than 1,000 California children. The researchers found that, “of the Hispanic kids in the study, 6.3 percent had signs of developmental delay compared with 2.4 percent of non-Hispanics.” The investigators reported that, “of the children overall, about 19 percent who had been diagnosed with developmental delay actually appeared to have autism.” The findings are published in the journal Autism.

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— “Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids, “Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, September 13, 2012.

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